Josh, Planning and the Bronx
Josh' work buddies are completing the second round of an iterative environmental review for a major City rezoning initiative along Webster Avenue in the Bronx, near Josh' old "stomping grounds." (If you ever went to Arthur Avenue with Josh, you had to allow time for all the merchants to greet him (heartily) offer a sample, and entreat him to stay.) We asked the Department of City Planning to allow us to dedicate this environmental review to Josh; the Department has never allowed this sort of thing before, but for Josh, they felt the honor was well due; the text follows.
It is with pride that we dedicate this Environmental Assessment to the late Joshua Moreinis, AICP, Senior Supervising Planner at STV and former planner in the Bronx Borough Office of the Department of City Planning. Josh devotedly referred to the Bronx as his community, and he cared deeply about his work to improve the social and physical environment of the City and the Bronx; and he was a first-rate ambassador of the planning profession.